Science: The Overlooked

Greats fail to win Nobels

"The world is full of people who should get the Nobel Prize but haven't got it and won't get it." That statement was made in 1963 by a man well qualified to comment on the awarding of the world's most prestigious scientific prizes: Swedish Chemist Arne Tiselius, a Nobel laureate and former president of the Stockholm-based Nobel Foundation. Tiselius' view, widely supported in the scientific community, has now been expanded and documented by a U.S. researcher. In an American Scientist article timed to precede the announcement next month...

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